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Saturday, July 22, 2006

The Spirit of the Old and New World

Boston, Massachusetts

It sits on the bay and basks in its history. And rightly so. So much of the early days of America revolved around the city, from the founding fathers, to old Paul Revere galloping around shouting of lamps, to massacres and massive bloody battles. To walk the streets is to catch a glimpse of history.

Modern Boston isn't the hub it used to be for how America spins, but it still stands proud for its history and the culture it has created over the years. It is indeed one of America's most culturally rich cities. Famous for its old brick homes that line the narrow streets as ivy threatens to overtake them, their breweries that have been made famous by one Sam Adams company, the university legacy of Boston College and Harvard, the Celtics that made basketball a household name, the RedSox that began so many years ago, delicious seafood on the waterfront, lively pubs with great music pulling at the city's large population of Irish Americans. Boston has become a tourist haven, a sportman's city, an intellectual's mecca, a food critic's dream, and a young person's favorite night scene.

When I visited the city, I also got to experience one of the other famous elements of New England. The rain. But even that couldn't keep the day down. Taking shelter in Quincy Market or in one of the many fantastic restaurants that line the streets, the rain is not bothersome enough to keep the spirit of Boston away.

And at its heart, that is what Boston is, a kind of spirit. A spirit everyone should experience at least once.

- a C-note

5 Comments:

  • At 11:45 AM , Anonymous nicole_f said...

    glad to see you safely on US soil. hopefully, we will be in kenosha at the same time. i look forward to seeing you again, soon.
    -- Nicole

     
  • At 5:12 AM , Blogger Patchalito said...

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  • At 5:13 AM , Blogger Patchalito said...

    yeah, bro, welcome back to the states! I too enjoyed bean-town whence last we met. It was ripe with a proud history.

    Look me up when you are back in the area...

    -Patch

     
  • At 4:30 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

    Yeah, your home! Well at least on the right continent and in the right country! Keep me posted on your travels as I hope to see you soon.
    Love Jamie

     
  • At 5:28 PM , Blogger Cor said...

    Hey. Just enjoying my summer. Drop an email when you'll be around. If that happens.
    --Cor

     

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